Improving your search engine rankings on search engines like Google and Bing involves very specific Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategies — and there are a lot of SEO strategies that can be utilized on a website to help a site rank higher on the search engines. The great thing about Search Engine Optimization is that it delivers long-term results by improving your Read More »

There Are Three Ways To Manage A Google Business Profile: Which Way Is Best For Your Business? When Google changed the name of their popular listing product from Google My Business to Google Business Profile in November 2021, there were a few other changes that came with it. One of those changes was how business Read More »

Google’s Business Messages Lets You Offer Great Customer Service With Chat It’s essential to offer great customer service if you want loyal customers or clients. The best way? Make sure your company is accessible to answer their questions when they need help. Putting your phone number and email address on your website just doesn’t cut it Read More »

When it comes to Google, changes are inevitable. And so it was really no surprise to me when Google announced in early November that the name of its local listing platform, Google My Business (GMB), was being changed to Google Business Profile. According to Matt Madrigal, VP/GM Merchant Shopping, “Moving forward, we recommend small businesses Read More »

Google My Business Disables Some Categories for SABs Joy Hawkins from Local U recently wrote a great article about how Google My Business disabled select categories for Service Area Businesses (SABs). Why? Partly to prevent spam and partly because some of these categories are typically known by consumers as storefront-type businesses. Because SABs are generally Read More »

Suspended Google My Business Profile

For most local businesses, Google My Business (GMB) is THE best way for them to market their business online. Google My Business also helps businesses rank high for local keywords on Google. Their GMB profile is a great way to get more customers, clients or leads. So when a company’s GMB profile gets suspended, it Read More »

Pick GMB Categories

Picking the right Google My Business (GMB) categories for your GMB listing is a particularly important step to optimize your GMB profile. Not only do GMB categories have a direct impact on rankings (your primary category especially), but they also play a role in determining which features will be available to you in your Google Business dashboard Read More »

Google My Business (GMB) used to be so simple. GMB listings used to basically include a business name, address, phone number, and website URL. That was about it. Over the years Google has made GMB profiles so much more robust, which is very exciting. Businesses can now create a Google My Business profile that really Read More »

MozPod Podcast Transcript: Google My Business Best Practices   I LOVE being a regular guest on Moz’s MozPod podcast. One of my most favorite episodes was the Google My Business Best Practices podcast. Below you will find the full transcript of the podcast so you can listen AND follow along! Enjoy… Brian Childs: 00:08 Welcome to Read More »

Help! My Brain Has Run Out of Ideas…. How to Come Up With Content Ideas I write A LOT of guest blogs for a variety of large websites like Search Engine Land, MOZ, BrightLocal, SEMrush, SEO for Growth, Duct Tape Marketing and others. And it DOES take a lot of time to first think of good Read More »